Named after the defensive structure Fort George, built by the British East India Company, Fort is one of Mumbai’s most bustling areas, and was the cultural and commercial centre of the city in the 18th century. The area is filled with shops
, cafés and, of course, restaurants. From traditional Parsi eating houses to trendy international dining, we explore the best restaurants in Mumbai’s historic Fort area.
Restaurant, European, $$$
Zodiac Grill is the place to go for a luxurious experience. The aptly named restaurant has a rich-looking dome set in its ceiling, depicting the night sky with zodiac constellations. The Zodiac Grill at the Tajal Mahal Palace also has one of the best hospitality teams, dedicated to creating a relaxing, pleasant environment. The Zodiac Grill also has regular live piano music which creates a tranquil ambiance.
Address: The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai, India, +91 22 6665 3111
The Sassy Spoon
The Sassy Spoon
The Sassy Spoon‘s self-proclaimed aim is ‘to keep it simple and have fun’, and they certainly live up to this, with delicious dishes and a relaxed environment. The Sassy Spoon ensures guests feel at home with their garden and home-style cooking. The restaurant has a heart of its own and is the perfect spot to relax and calm your mind while you devour their eclectic cuisine.
Address: Ground Floor, Express Towers, Ramnath Goenka Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai, India, +91 22 2288 8222
Meating Joint Imbiss
Restaurant, German, $$$
Meating Joint Imbiss
Meating Joint Imbiss is a paradise for all meat lovers. Meating Point Imbiss specializes in German cuisine which is not often found in many restaurants in Mumbai, and is perfect for those who fancy something different and wish to taste the flavors of traditional European dishes. The simplicity and minimalist décor of the restaurant with its arched bricks walls and soft golden lighting gives the place a cosy ambiance, exuding warmth and cheerfulness.
Address: Pipewala Building, Shop no. 3 , 4th Pasta lane, Colaba, Opposite, Camy Wafers, Mumbai, India, +91 22 2202 0455
Restaurant, Indian, $$$
Burma Burma is a restaurant that was born out of a love story between Myanmaric roots and Burmese cuisine. It is the first and the only restaurant in Mumbai to dedicate itself entirely to Burmese cuisine. Burma Burma is not only a must visit for the sole purpose of its food, but for its much talked about interiors, which will transport you to back to Burma. With prayer wheels embedded into the walls, and inverted Burmese parosols decked out in bright colors and hanging from the restaurant’s ceiling, the dining experience here is both delicious and beautiful.
Address: Kothari House, Allana Centre Lane, M.G. Road, Opp Mumbai University, Fort, Mumbai, India, +91 22 4003 6600
Jimmy Boy is the place to go for authentic Parsi cuisine. Parsis are of Iranian descent, largely being Zoroastrians who fled from Iran to India during the 17th century Arab invasion. Unique and delicious, Parsi cuisine is a wonderful amalgamation of Persian and Indian flavours. Located in a quaint little place in Mumbai’s fort area, Jimmy Boy is an adorable restaurant with wooden tiled furnishings giving a vintage feel to the ambiance.
Address: Vikas Building, 11 Bank Street, Off Horniman Circle, Fort, Mumbai, India, +91 22 2270 0880
Popular among students, 5 Spice is the of place to head to after endless college lectures. Brightly lit and with simple a interior, it is the perfect hangout spot. 5 Spice is famous for its generosity when it comes to portions, rejecting many restaurants’ small, fancy presentation in favor of delicious, abundant dishes. The cuisine is largely Chinese-inspired, with mouthwatering options such as sizzled chilli prawns and Mongolian chicken.
Address: 296/A, Sangli Bank Building, Behind Old Reserve Bank, Perin Nariman St, Mumbai, India, +91 22 2266 4543
Mamagoto is a vivaciously colorful place, a real treat to the eyes with their bright, fun décor and color splashed everywhere. Mamagoto means ‘to play with food’, and that is exactly what Mamagoto does. Their signature dishes include their tweak on the traditional Malaysian laksa, filled with flavourful coconut, lemongrass and fresh chillies.
Address: Shop No 5, Surya Mahal Building, B Bharucha Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, India, +91 80 4093 7237
Restaurant, Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Gluten-free
Located in the arts and heritage district of Mumbai, Khyber has successfully created a regal ambiance through their Mughal style interiors, with gorgeous wall paintings and décor. They have won several awards from The Kingfisher Explocity, H&F’s Award, Mouthshut, Burrp! and Zomato for offering the best north Indian Food in Mumbai. The exposed brick walls and wooden furniture create a charming, vintage look, perfect for admiring until the delicious dishes arrive.
Address: 145, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mantralaya, Fort, Mumbai, India, +91 22 4039 6666
The Local BOMBAY
The Local BOMBAY
The Local BOMBAY is the perfect hidden treasure. The only way you can enter the restaurant is by giving a password, and you must call in advance to get that. The Local hides behind an unmarked door, making a visit here almost as fun as playing a treasure hunt. Once inside, the restaurant reveals itself to be a beautifuly lit place with creative, industrial-inspired décor, a mezzanine, fun karaoke, great food and a relaxed atmosphere.
Address: Plot No. 111-A, Currimjee Building, MG Road, Opposite Bombay University, Fort, Mumbai, India, +91 22 2267 1421